How We Create Same Day Crowns With CAD/CAM Technology

We employ advanced technology to help our patients enjoy healthier and more beautiful smiles. But how does CAD/CAM technology allow us to create same day crowns? Will these restorations look natural? How do I get started?

Frequently Asked Questions About CAD/CAM Technology

Question: How do you prepare the tooth?

Answer: We first remove a small amount of tooth structure, which makes room for the new restoration.

Question: What are digital impressions?

Answer: After removing tooth structure, we use an intraoral camera to take a series of detailed pictures of the tooth, which we can use to create a 3D model. You won’t need to bite down on a sticky substance to make an impression, and the process only takes a few minutes to complete.

Question: How does the E4D system work?

Answer: We upload the model we created into the E4D system. The machine then mills the new crown rom a solid block of ceramic. We use ceramic due to the material’ strength and lifelike appearance. Once complete, we attach the finished restoration to the tooth using a powerful bonding agent. The entire process, from start to finish, only takes a single sitting. We can use the crown to repair a damaged tooth or to address serious oral health issues.

Question: How do I maintain my new crown?

Answer: You should care for your restoration as you would a natural tooth, which means brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once at night. Routine homecare protects the teeth and the restoration from plaque buildup. You also need to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we can monitor your crown and look for any signs of developing oral health issues. A cleaning also removes all plaque from the teeth. If you have any questions about our same day crowns, then please contact our office today.

Do You Need a Same Day Restoration?

Dr. Lawson and our team can employ CAD/CAM technology to design and create a restoration in one visit. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.